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 (môr′ĭ-tā′nē-ə, -tān′yə, mär′-)
An ancient district of the Roman Empire in present-day Morocco and Algeria. Settled by a Berber people, it was ruled by Rome from c. 100 bc to the fifth century ad.

Mau′re·ta′ni·an adj. & n.


1. (Historical Terms) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
2. (Placename) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco


or Mau•ri•ta•ni•a

(ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə)

an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
Mau`re•ta′ni•an, adj., n.
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The liner, Mauretania, which held the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, was launched here in 1907.
The newly completed Mauretania sails down the Tyne from Swan Hunter, Wallsend, on the afternoon of October 22 1907
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Representatives of Jordan, UAE, Tunisia, Djibouti, KSA, Sudan, Somali, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Mauretania, and Yemen partook in the event.
It was the best ship's plate available at the time, and the plates for the earlier Mauretania would have been very similar.
The gleaming brass bell is from Cunard's Edwardian superliner, RMS Mauretania, known as the lucky sister of the Lusitania, which sank after being torpedoed by a German U-boat in May, 1915.
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